What is your deal with telekinectically? Her mind touched the light switch with reluctance and turned it on. Her eyes filled with fury at the sight of Carl. The closest thing to pussy he's gotten is the neighbours cat. Clearly he wants teo to join the club
Sorry had to have some fun with it. No its fine not too descriptive. Its awkward because annette knows the moment can pass at any instant. Its tasteful and looks good except for that one part
You need to tie the writings to modern day, be it treasure or horrible secrets that could topple free world...or nuclear warheads. You could work the aliens among us now thing...you can do so much with it
Do something cooler with the Harry Potter thing. Write about a team of hard ass Wizards who joined the SAS and have to infiltrate Hogwarts to save a diplomats son, or have them breaking down a Muggle gang working with the remnants of the Death Eaters, who enchant objects for criminals, like enchanted cop detectors shield clothing. stuff like that. It would blow up like crazy. Most of all you could get a sniper in there. Name one wizard who can predict a bullet coming from a mile off.
While its great that you did an alright job your first time out, I would make the following suggestions.
1. don't bother describing the main character. Do it through his interactions with the world.
2. Let people get to know the main character through the story
3. Try not to date your story.
Normally I don't comment on the technical side of things because I struggle with it too. There are some spelling errors. I won't comment on sentence structure.
Now onto the things that are style choices and up to you to change if you feel it will help.
1. Use thought text for the reader to clarify why she's so worried about losing her mind again. Oh God this like the church incident, where an angel visited me and all it got me was a 72 hour lockdown.
2.have the peanut singing the same song it was before. Really play it up, I love taking something small and turning it into a real menace.
3. I would have twisted the ending and have the peanut appear in the familiar book she reads. But that also creates more story options.
Just remember a review is a subjective thing. If you think it will help by all means us my advice if not that's fine too
I got some good ideas as to how to explain how Silverbolt got his powers. I like the mechanics of how they work simple and easy to understand. You make three big bags the amarock the artic version of hellhounds, or the waheela, both excellent inuit legends. You could make the amarock a humanoid type. Where as the waheela are not bear like. Black shuck is another good legend to play with. If you do the research the myth has some basis in truth they found a skeleton outside the Abby where it attacked. The gulon from Russia is a great myth to work with
It's great dude. I can't help but think your playing it safe though. Spread your wings and red line it on story play with all the toys at your disposal, see what comes it. It wasn't until I stepped outside my comfort zone that I realized I wanted to meet all my characters realized or not. It should be your goal too.
Anyway should you get bored check out some Silverbolt Rathmore in my port. It may not bnipmto snuff like yours but it's fun I promise
Okay there is tons of improvement. Now your job is to read each sentence and figure out what can be cut from them. I noticed a couple of "that" capable of being cut. Look up power verbs from Jerry jenkins to help punch it. The list includes verbs to avoid and gives examples as well
I could read more of this, it keeps the story on point. Malcolm is interesting, your main character is interesting. I appreciate the fact you didn't ruin everything by standing on soapbox going over every last detail. I don't mind hard description, but less is more, you already know that
You have right idea...I just think you could present them a little more clearly.
Bear in mind I offer style choices. You don't suck at writing.
Your beginning for instance. It's a good thought.
But try this one.
Desire. An enternal itch on the human soul. How they long for things they can't have. If only the delusion ended there. Once they acquired the object du jour, it either loses all significance and is forgotten, or they kill and maim just hang onto it for a few more precious seconds...
Anyway stuff like that brings in the character more. You get a sense of detachment. Anyway that's all for now
Disclaimer: my phone accents some letters in Spanish. So let's just assume I am doing a bad fiery spanish voice as you read this.
What is it about your cop stories that I like? Is it the fact the police act like police? I love the inner thoughts of the main when he's going through the sceñe trying to get in the head of the criminal. I love indians character too. Nicely done.
My only complaint is the "oh, Indian. You don't calm down...I feel "if you don't calm down, or "calm down or..." Would be better. Only because it jarred me a pulled me out for half a second. Other than that it's rock solid and a good read.
I really like the struggle. I dig the romance. Some dialogue and some scenes showing the main character wrangling kids. And being talked down to, and the epic first meet between her and chrys would make this so much better
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